Top Three Considerations for Choosing a Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument
So your program has decided to implement breath alcohol testing and your boss has given you the task of recommending a breath alcohol testing instrument to purchase. You don’t know the first thing about alcohol testing instruments except that the price ranges from less than $100 to over $1,000. Here are three of the most important things to consider as you evaluate different alcohol instruments....
Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive Alcohol Testing
When we think of alcohol testing we usually visualize someone blowing into a mouthpiece mounted on a breath testing device. This typical method of alcohol testing is referred to as "direct" testing. However, there are many screening situations that call for using breath test devices capable of conducting a "passive" test....
Three Basics of Proper Breath Alcohol Instrument Maintenance
Let’s face it. Your breath alcohol testing instrument requires proper care and preventative maintenance in order to ensure its effectiveness, reliability and long life. Every day I receive Alco Sensor instruments in need of repairs, which could have been avoided if the operators would have performed regular system maintenance and checks. Here are my top recommendations for keeping your breath alcohol testing instrument running at optimal performance for years to come:
When to Test: Reasonable Suspicion vs. Random Testing
Companies who are regulated by Dept. of Transportation (DOT) regulations have clear guidelines on what their company’s drug and alcohol policy must include and the reasons they may test employees for drugs and alcohol....